Traditional women model, lopsidedly,
perhaps, the heart of the home through
meals and hugs and bedtime stories.
Modern women model, lopsided though it seems,
the value of education and applying knowledge
for societal influence and our collective betterment.
Mothers model both. Their children, reared with empathy,
kindness and grace, watch and learn
as the bread bakes, the kettle sings.
These women show their Anthonys or Athenas
how strength of mind is as valuable
as strength of will or heart.
These Modern Mothers are heroes
Doing more than ever before
For their children whom they adore.
For my friend and colleague, CB.